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RIP, Michael Parlapiano

Family and friends are grieving the sudden death Thursday night of 21-year-old Montclair resident Michael Parlapiano, a sophomore at Champlain College in Vermont. According to a report on NJ.com, witnesses said Parlapiano collapsed and...

2 A.M. Is The New 1 A.M.

How long does it take to set your clocks back an hour? If you've got tons of time-keeping devices in your home, like our photo editor, Fran Liscio, you'll lose more than an...

Caldwell Knows How To Decorate

A tip of the mask to Caldwell for turning Bloomfield Avenue lampposts there into a Halloween version of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. Go take a look before the Charlie Brown,...

Happy Halloween Barista Kids Young & Old

There much fun to be had today--we're hitting two indoor parties starting this morning. But outdoor events may require an umbrella. Rain is scheduled for most of the day. If you hear of cancellations,...

Watching Mermaids, and the World Series, With Fran

Editor's note: We sent our intrepid photo editor, Fran Liscio, to snap people watching the Yankees game the other night. But a few other things caught her eye. Some people like to watch their baseball...

2nd Ward Constituents Petition Africk on BOE Question

October 29, 2009 Dear Councilor Africk: We, the undersigned residents of the 2nd Ward were disappointed to learn that you are supporting the effort to change to an elected school board with annual school budget votes....

Hurrell Field: Rained Out

Glen Ridge sports fans will have to wait for the field to dry out before they can cheer high school football at Hurrell Field. Tomorrow's game has been changed to an away game, but...

Where Can You See The Animals Showing While The Pumpkins Are Glowing?

Over at the Essex County Presby Memorial Iris Gardens this afternoon, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. In addition to cider, cookies, free pumpkins and a chance to see jack-o-lanterns glowing around the iris...

Weekend Round-Up: Tricks & Treats

Pumpkin-lighting at Presby Iris Gardens today: 4-7 p.m. Bring your carved pumpkins to light up the gardens! Hot cider and fun for the family. After you're done, get over to the Haunted House...

Turtleback Zoo Adds To Presby “Boo!” Today At 4:00

Wow, the Essex County Presby Memorial Gardens are pulling out all the stops this afternoon from 4:00 to 7:00. Just a reminder that you can enjoy cider, cookies, take home a free pumpkin,...

How About A Superbowl Weekend In Miami?

Gotta love that MFEE...they're always on to something good, while raising money for Montclair Schools. MFEE is selling raffle tickets to win a big weekend at Superbowl XLIV for two. The odds of winning...

Cool Make-Over For Montclair Cat Rooms

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR. Cats and kittens are living in comfortable new surroundings at Montclair Animal Shelter, formerly known as PAWS. The feline interns are all out of their cages (except sick ones) enjoying...

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

A big worry at Trick-or-Treat time is that our kids will get candy or apples tainted with poison or filled with razor blades. So we parents tell them they're not allowed to eat until...

Kids in Costume at School Today

While blood is being banned from schools nationwide, kids are still going to class in costume. Today, seniors at Glen Ridge High School did just that. Happy Halloween!

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